Love and Logic Parenting Course – April/May 2018

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

Would you like to learn how to:

• Avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments with your children
• Stay calm when your children do incredibly upsetting things
• Set enforceable limits for your children
• Empower your children to take greater responsibility
• Help your children learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
• Raise children who are positive and contributing family members

We are very pleased to announce that Luanda International School will be hosting our fifth ‘Parenting the Love and Logic Way’ course over the coming weeks. These interesting and informative sessions will allow parents to learn techniques that will not only allow them to develop close and loving relationships with their children, but also help their children to grow into positive young people who are able to get along with others and accept responsibility for their actions.

Love and Logic is not a ‘set in concrete’ or ‘step by step’ method of parenting. Instead, the course teaches parents some ‘practical’ and ‘time-proven’ skills that parents can try with their children. These skills can easily adapt to your own parenting style and help develop and maintain positive relationships between children and their parents. The skills have been very successful for many years throughout the world and we hope that you will be able to gain from the benefits they bring to families.

A further benefit in knowing about ‘Love and Logic’ is that our own Primary Section teaching staff have also received Love and Logic training so there will be some real connection between what the parents learn and some of the strategies used in the classrooms. Research tells us that a consistent approach between the home and school is always beneficial to children, so we are very pleased to be giving our parents the opportunity to learn about these useful parenting skills.

The Love and Logic Course will run for 6 morning sessions. The will be presented by the Primary Leadership Team.

The course will include videos presented by the creators of Love and Logic, readings, activities and discussions on the coursework. Each session will run for just under two hours and will teach a new Love and Logic skill each time.

*** Please note that at this stage, we are only able to offer the course in English.

We encourage the participants to attend all 6 sessions of the course in order to gain maximum value. Snacks and coffee/tea will be provided before and during the sessions.

Here are the dates and times for sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday, April 10 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2: Tuesday, April 17 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 3: Tuesday, April 24 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 4: Tuesday, May 8 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 5: Tuesday, May 15 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 6: Tuesday, May 22 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

All sessions will be held at LIS Primary Meeting Room (6A – Yellow Building).

*** Please note that we will need at least ten participants to run the course.

As part of the course, parents will receive and use a course handbook which can be kept for future reference by the participant at the end of the course.

As we will be offering just 30 spaces in this course, please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To register your interest in attending the course please click on this link.

If you would like to get a head start or find out more about Love and Logic you can visit their website at http://www.loveandlogic.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Chris Boreham, Primary Principal at cboreham@lisluanda.com.

Kind regards,
Chris
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Caros Pais,

Gostariam de aprender a:

• Evitar discussões com os seus filhos ou lutas de poder de onde ninguém sai vencedor?
• Ficar calmo quando os seus filhos fazem coisas incrivelmente perturbadoras?
• Estabelecer limites exequíveis para os seus filhos?
• Dar aos seus filhos o poder de assumir mais responsabilidade?
• Ajudar os seus filhos a aprender com os erros que fazem em vez de os repetir?
• Educar crianças positivas e que contribuem para o bem estar da família?

É com muito prazer que anunciamos que a Escola Internacional de Luanda vai organizar o quinto curso de “Competências parentais no caminho do Amor e Lógica”, ao longo das próximas semanas. Estas sessões informativas e de grande interesse irão permitir aos pais aprender técnicas que não só desenvolvem a relação de proximidade e carinho com os seus filhos, mas também ensina a ajudar as crianças a tornarem-se jovens adultos capazes de se relacionar com todos, aceitando a responsabilidade pelas suas acções.

O Amor e Lógica não é um método que ensina a ser pai/mãe segundo princípios dogmáticos, nem se trata de um guia a seguir passo a passo. O que o curso ensina são algumas competências “práticas” e “comprovadas” que os pais podem experimentar com os seus filhos. Estas competências podem facilmente ser adaptadas ao seu próprio estilo educativo, e ajudam a desenvolver e manter uma relação positiva entre pais e filhos. São competências que já demonstraram ter sucesso em todo o mundo desde há muitos anos, e esperamos que também vocês possam colher os benefícios que elas trazem às famílias.

Uma outra vantagem de conhecer o Amor e Lógica é o facto de a nossa própria equipa docente da Secção Primária estar também envolvida no processo de treino com Amor e Lógica; assim, existe uma ligação real entre o que os pais aprendem e algumas estratégias que são empregues regularmente nas salas de aula. Os estudos demonstram que procedimentos praticados consistentemente em casa e na escola são sempre vantajosos para as crianças, portanto estamos muito satisfeitos por poder dar aos pais a oportunidade de aprender mais acerca destas competências parentais tão úteis.

O Curso de Amor e Lógica será executado por 6 sessões matutinas. A equipe de liderança primária será apresentada.

Ao longo do curso, iremos visionar alguns vídeos apresentados pelos criadores do Amor e Lógica, faremos leituras, actividades e discussões sobre os assuntos trabalhados. Cada sessão tem uma duração de aproximadamente 2 horas, e trabalha uma competência de Amor e Lógica de cada vez.

***Por favor note que nesta fase só podemos oferecer este curso em Inglês.

Aconselhamos os participantes a assistir às 6 sessões do curso, de forma a tirar o maior partido da experiência. Teremos chá/ café e snacks à disposição antes e durante todas as sessões.

Veja em seguida as datas e horários das sessões:

Sessão 1: terça-feira, 10 de abril 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sessão 2: terça-feira, 17 de abril 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sessão 3: terça-feira, 24 de abril 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sessão 4: terça-feira 8 de maio 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sessão 5: terça-feira, 15 de maio 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sessão 6: terça-feira, 22 de maio 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

As sessões realizam-se na Sala de Reuniões da Primária (6A- Predio Amarelo)

*** Por favor, note que precisamos de pelo menos dez participantes para executar o curso.

O curso inclui, como material de apoio, um manual prático que pode ser conservado e usado para futuras referências pelos participantes no final do curso.

Vamos abrir apenas 30 vagas para este curso, por isso inscreva-se por favor o mais depressa possível antes que a lotação fique esgotada. Para registrar seu interesse em participar do curso, clique neste link.

Se quiser adiantar-se no programa e saber mais sobre o Amor e Lógica, visite o website http://www.loveandlogic.com.

Se tiver alguma dúvida ou questão, por favor contacte o Director da Primária, Mr Chris Boreham, através do email cboreham@lisluanda.com.

Atenciosamente,

Chris

Updated Lost Property Procedures at LIS

Dear Parents,

Recently the school reviewed its Lost Property Procedures to make them more efficient and to make it easier for all to find lost items. We ask that you please make yourself familiar with our new Lost Property Procedures by clicking here.

Homeroom teachers will be sharing these guidelines with the students so that they understand them too. Unfortunately, many of the items collected around the school do not have names and are never claimed. Therefore, we would like to remind you of the importance of naming all items (especially water bottles, lunch boxes/bags, clothes, aquatics kit etc). The guidelines are also permanently available on the Primary Blog on the ‘Primary Section Information/Further Information’ link.

Kind regards,

Chris Boreham
Primary Principal

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Caros Pais,

A LIS procedeu recentemente à revisão dos Procedimentos de Perdidos e Achados, para tornar mais fácil e eficiente o processo de reaver artigos pessoais perdidos na escola. Convidamos todos os pais a conhecer as novas medidas de Perdidos e Achados, que se encontram disponíveis para consulta aqui.

Os professores de Homeroom vão também falar sobre estas orientações com os alunos durante o período de aulas, para que fiquem todos esclarecidos.Infelizmente, muitos dos artigos que são encontrados na escola não têm etiqueta com identificação do proprietário, e não são reclamados. Por isso, queremos relembrar a todos a importância de identificar os pertences de cada aluno (sobretudo garrafas de água, lancheiras, marmitas, roupas, equipamentos de natação, etc.). As orientações de Perdidos e Achados podem igualmente ser consultadas em qualquer altura, através do Blog da Primária, clicando no link de ‘Primary Section Information/Further Information’.

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Chris Boreham
Diretor Primária

Global Day of Play Teacher Reflections

Yesterday we celebrated in The Global Day of Play (GDoP) in the Primary Section of the school. As mentioned in our previous post and email, the purpose of this day is to promote play as an important way we as humans, all learn through play, particularly in the areas of well-being and social development.

At LIS we highly value the development of both academic and social skills, along with a range of other competencies that prepare students for success in adulthood. Research is indicating that children have increasingly fewer opportunities for self-regulated play. On the GDoP, we hope to promote play and provide and an opportunity for students to further develop self-regulation, an understanding of boundaries, opportunities for safe risk-taking, collaboration and creativity; as well as exploring new ways to interact with others in a playful setting.

Of course the students had a great day, but what did we learn? We asked our teachers to share some of their observations from the day and wanted share these with you. Please read on…

I observed two Year 2 students playing together in the music room. They collected a large variety of instruments (“Let’s get as many instruments as we can!” I heard them say.), and they started to make a band together. They organized their music very logically in that each instrument represented a country and that whenever one of the students hit the gong the students chose a different instrument to play. After they had recorded their song on one of the Ipads one of the students said “Let’s make a dance to accompany our music!!” and they did! It was great to see two students working in such harmony and creating without any prompting or feedback from a teacher. They were creating for the pure joy of creating. 

A transcript of an observed student discussion:

“Yea, you can play with us.”
“No problem. You can use my scooter.”
“Can I show you how to use it?”

When I was supervising the indoor play in Year 5, I was amazed by how students were making connections with their buddies from another class. So witnessing how well Year 5 students played with Year 1, made me think that when we give an opportunity like that to have a play day, students make their own choices to take care of others. That was a true inspiration to me and the evidence of how our students live the Learner Profile attributes.  It took some time for some students to find the way to socialize with others, which was a good learning experience for me to see which skills need to be developed.  

Many students from Years 1 and 2 explored the Upper Primary visual arts classroom. It was exciting and inspiring to see older students showing the younger students how to use art materials and teaching them new art skills. Many of the projects that students created were collaborative.

I observed a few Prep 4 students who rarely play together, collaborate to build a race track that one of the children bought into school. The children united under a common interest and communicated their ideas on how to accomplish the task. The children seemed to make use of the uninterrupted time as they worked on various aspects of the racetrack throughout the day.

Year 4 teachers noticed the ease and confidence with which students independently transitioned to different areas/games. Our students commented on how the best part of the day was when they played with their younger siblings and friends from other year levels in different spaces around the school.

In the library yesterday I observed 2 Year one boys reading together.  Neither has English as their home language OR each other’s language as their home language.  But they were cracking each other up reading the book together, enjoying the funny characters and making their own “story” happen.  It was so cool to see.  And not an adult around them.  They were there completely wrapped up in their story for 20 minutes.

In the ELC, the day did not look very different from our normal format. However, all of the children brought toys from home, which is not usual, and I noticed that there was not one incidence of arguing, snatching toys or mistreatment of the belongings of others. The children were very respectful of their
friends’ toys and I observed lots of sharing and communication regarding the toys and their function or where they were obtained. It was a lovely day with unexpected results! 

LIS Celebrates Global Day of Play – Learning Through Play

Yesterday we shared with families an exciting upcoming event –  The Global Day of Play (GDoP) which will be celebrated in the LIS Primary Section on Wednesday, February 7. As mentioned in our email, the purpose of this day is to promote play as an important way we as humans, all learn through play, particularly in the areas of well-being and social development.

At LIS we highly value the development of both academic and social skills, along with a range of other competencies that prepare students for success in adulthood. Research is indicating that children have increasingly less opportunities for self-regulated play. On the GDoP, we hope to promote play and provide and an opportunity for students to further develop self regulation, an understanding of boundaries, opportunities for safe risk taking, collaboration and creativity; as well as exploring new ways  to interact with others in a playful setting.

The large proportion of time, many children now spend in front of screens, and the lack of physical activity and self- initiated play, is increasingly becoming a highlighted area of concern. As mentioned in our email, through GDoP, we are promoting physical play, that does not use screens, as we want to encourage more active opportunities for play between children with the hope that this to become a part of every child’s daily life.

There is now growing research that indicates the significance and importance of enabling childrens’ play opportunities which helps them become balanced and successful adults.  We encourage you to watch the following TEDex and TED talks which share some insightful information about the importance of play, and the ongoing and essential benefits it provides for both adults and children.

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Ontem, compartilhamos com as famílias um evento emocionante – The Global Day of Play (GDoP) que será celebrado na Seção Primária LIS na quarta-feira, 7 de fevereiro. Como mencionado em nosso e-mail, o objetivo deste dia é promover o jogo como um maneira importante como seres humanos, todos aprendemos através do jogo, particularmente nas áreas de bem-estar e desenvolvimento social.

Na LIS, valorizamos o desenvolvimento das habilidades acadêmicas e sociais, juntamente com uma série de outras competências que preparam os alunos para o sucesso na idade adulta. A pesquisa está indicando que as crianças têm cada vez menos oportunidades para o jogo auto-regulado. No GDoP, esperamos promover o jogo e proporcionar uma oportunidade para que os alunos desenvolvam a auto-regulação, compreensão das fronteiras, oportunidades para a tomada segura de riscos, colaboração e criatividade; bem como explorar novas formas de interagir com os outros em uma configuração divertida.
A grande proporção de tempo, muitas crianças agora passam na frente das telas e a falta de atividade física e jogo auto-iniciado, está cada vez mais se tornando uma área de preocupação destacada. Como mencionado em nosso e-mail, através do GDoP, estamos promovendo o jogo físico, que não usa telas, pois queremos encorajar oportunidades mais ativas para o jogo entre crianças, com a esperança de que isso se torne parte da vida diária de cada criança.
Atualmente, há pesquisas em crescimento que indicam o significado e a importância de possibilitar as oportunidades de brincar das crianças, o que os ajuda a se tornarem adultos equilibrados e bem-sucedidos. Encorajamos você a assistir as seguintes conversas TEDex e TED que compartilham algumas informações detalhadas sobre a importância do jogo e os benefícios atuais e essenciais que ele oferece para adultos e crianças.

The decline of play – Peter Gray

 

A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond – Steve Keil

 

Play is more than fun – Stuart Brown

You can learn more about the benefits play by visiting the official GSPD website: www.globalschoolplayday.com.

FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children Donations

Dear Parents,

While we are fortunate enough to end the year with our loved ones, indulging in nice food, and exchanging gifts, there are children who never get a chance to experience any of this. Children who are parentless, homeless, and vulnerable living on the streets of Luanda.

FOLSCO- Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, is a charity community with the aim to help vulnerable homeless children and orphans in Luanda. Their mission is to raise awareness about street children, connect shelters to companies for funds and financially support the existing shelters through collection of donations and fundraising events. If you would like to find more information about FOLSCO here is the website, http://folsco.org/ .

Last year, LIS students from Yr1 and Yr2 helped FOLSCO to prepare 200 parcels to give out to the homeless street children during their End of the Year Party. We would like to repeat this charitable event this year but expand the fundraiser to include year 3-6 as well. Hopefully we will be able to reach out further and include Shelters and Orphanages who have opened their doors to these children.

We are kindly asking parents and families to donate toothpastes, toothbrushes, soap bars, crayons (pack of 10), and drawing pads and bring them to school from Nov 27- Dec 8. If you are able to also bring plastic or paper ‘gift bags’ that would be very appreciated. Your child’s homeroom teacher will collect the items in the classroom.

The students will be helping to make parcels with the above donated items during the week Dec 11-15. They will use their own initiatives to decorate the parcels and perhaps make cards as well.

We appreciate your contributions and so will these well deserving children.

Kind Regards,
Primary Team

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Caros Pais,

Embora tenhamos a sorte de terminar o ano com os nossos entes queridos, com comida agradável e trocando presentes, há crianças que nunca têm a chance de experimentar nada disso. Crianças que vivem sem pais, desabrigadas e vulneráveis nas ruas de Luanda.

FOLSCO – Friends of Luanda’s Street Children, é uma comunidade de caridade com o objetivo de ajudar crianças e órfãos vulneráveis em Luanda. A sua missão é sensibilizar sobre as crianças da rua, conectar abrigos às empresas para obter fundos e apoiar financeiramente os abrigos existentes através da coleta de doações e eventos de angariação de fundos. Se você gostaria de encontrar mais informações sobre o FOLSCO aqui está o site, http://folsco.org/.

No ano passado, os alunos do LIS de Yr1 e Yr2 ajudaram a FOLSCO a preparar 200 parcelas para distribuir as crianças da rua sem residência durante a festa de fim de ano. Gostaríamos de repetir este evento benéfico neste ano, mas expandir a arrecadação de fundos para incluir o ano 3-6 também. Esperemos que possamos chegar mais longe e incluir abrigos e orfanatos que abriram suas portas a essas crianças.

Pedimos aos pais e famílias que dêem pasta de dentes, escovas de dentes, barras de sabão, lápis de cera (pacote de 10) e cadernos e os levem à escola a partir de 27 de novembro a 8 de dezembro. Se você também pode trazer sacos para presentes, de plástico ou papel, seria muito apreciada. O professor da sala de aula da criança coletará os itens na sala de aula.

Os alunos estarão ajudando a fazer parcelas com os itens doados acima durante a semana de 11 a 15 de dezembro. Eles usarão suas próprias iniciativas para decorar as parcelas e talvez também façam cartões.

Agradecemos suas contribuições e certamente as crianças que vão beneficiar também.

Atenciosamente,
Equipe primária

 

Primary Musical – “The Circus”

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the Show!

The Primary Section is proud to present the musical “The Circus”.  All the hard work and practice is about to pay off, there is just one thing missing.  YOU!

You are welcome to join us for one of the performances in the LIS theater.

 

Friday 17th November at 6:30 pm

Or

Saturday 18th November at 1:00 pm

 

Tickets for general admission are available Monday 13th – Thursday 16th at the PYP office from Ms. Carmen.

 

Donations of toothpaste and toothbrushes are going to be collected at the door of the theatre to be distributed to welfare organisations in Luanda.

 

Primary Student Representative Council Dress-up Day

Our Primary Student Representative Council has asked if we could have some ‘Dress-up Days’ during this academic year. Our Primary Leadership Team is happy to accommodate this. As many of our students will already have some costumes organised for Halloween, we will be holding the first of these days this Wednesday, November 1. Sonin boys in costume

Students are welcome to dress-up in a fun costume that they would like to share with others.Costumes can be home made, bought, or whatever, but please remember that the theme is about having fun so the costumes should be respectful and positively focused.

We look forward to enjoying this fun day on Monday.

*** Please note that this is not a Halloween Celebration.

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O nosso Conselho de Alunos da Primária perguntou se poderão ter alguns ‘Dress-up Days’ durante este ano lectivo. A equipa de liderança da primária ficou feliz por poder concordar com esta ideia. Como muitos dos nossos alunos já terão alguns trajes já organizados para o Dia das Bruxas, estaremos realizando o primeiro desses dias nesta quarta feira dia 01 de novembro. Sonin boys in costume

Os alunos são convidados a vestirem-se em um traje divertido que eles gostariam de compartilhar com os outros. Trajes podem ser feitos em casa, comprados, ou o que quiserem, mas lembrem-se que o tema é divertido e que os trajes devem ser respeitosos e de espirito positivo.

Estamos ansiosos para desfrutar deste dia de diversão na segunda-feira.

*** Por favor notar que este não é um celebração do Dia das Bruxas.

Year 1-3 Athletics Day Time Change

Dear Parents,

Apologies for yet another change.

Please note another change to the scheduling for the Years 1-3 Athletics Day on October 24.

To avoid the hot weather, the  Athletics Day we will now be scheduled to start at 8:15am and will be finished by 9:45am.

Thank you for adjusting your diaries/calendars accordingly.

Kind regards,

The Primary Team

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Caros pais,

Desculpas por mais uma mudança.

Por favor, note outra alteração na programação do Dia de Atletismo dos Anos 1-3 em 24 de outubro.

Para evitar o clima quente, o Dia do Atletismo agora será programado para começar às 8h15 e será concluído às 9h45.

Obrigado por ajustar seus diários / calendários de acordo.

Atenciosamente,

A Equipa Primária